If that happened I would expect a lot of teams to leave the FHSAA and I couldn't blame them
The FHSAA doesn't exactly help good teams fill their schedule so they have no right to decide that
Maybe there should be date (maybe March 1st) that if teams don't have their schedule filled then any in county team or border county team has to accept any offer to play a team
So Suwannee if they still have an opening would be forced to accept their ass kicking from Columbia and if they tried to decline they have to forfeit all past state championships
See that's a insane idea but it would "get games filled"
The point I'm making is good teams have trouble filling their schedule because most of the time very few if any local teams especially in North Florida want to play teams who can beat them
In south Florida even the bad teams will play teams who will blow them out but I respect that because they aren't cowards like some teams up here are
Look what I just came across. It looks like thousands of people can have access if they want it. There is an excel spreadsheet that must be filled out and it contains several fields that need to be populated. I wish I could post it here but it wouldn't copy. After looking at the spreadsheet, I can completely see where the schools can be the culprits who make the mistakes and not be thorough. Heck, some kid could be filling this out for a coach while sitting in detention after school.
Here are the excel fields that must be filled out for each game when entering a schedule. There may be more, I'm not sure.:
A HOME SCHOOL
B HOME SCHOOL CITY
C HOME SCHOOL STATE
D AWAY SCHOOL
E AWAY SCHOOL CITY
F AWAY SCHOOL STATE
G NEUTRAL (True/False)
H GAME TYPE (District /Non District)
These are the instructions:
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Does the average fan need to know more than when some rivalry games are, some big name match-ups, their alma mater, and maybe a local team? Probably not, but it just seems so unprofessional and disorganized (on the part of FHSAA).
I would also think that since the FHSAA independently does their RPI ranking system that having the schedule/games in place would make life easier for them. Of course, the games might all be submitted to the FHSAA already, but we just don't know it because they don't share it.
The way that I look at things, if the game schedules for all high school football teams are posted more than a month or so before the season begins, that provides me one more subject to talk about with my good friend Perspective. Of course this also provides Perspective with the honor and privilege of yet another subject to discuss with one of his favorite people in the whole World. yours truly, Jambun82! That seems like a very good reason to me.